Smithfield Manor Nursing and Rehab

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July Updates

 

We are pleased to announce that our required outbreak testing has resulted in all Negative results for Staff and Residents.  We are continuing open visitation hours 10-5 weekdays, and as needed other hours.  Please remember to screen in when entering our facility.  We still remind everyone to wear your masks, wash your hands often, and social distance.  Moving forward we will be testing unvaccinated staff weekly as required per our county positivity rate.  This pandemic is not over, so please be vigilant and take care of yourselves!

Thank you,

Nathan C. Arnn, Administrator

-Updated 7/29/2021

 

 

Visitation Update 07/21/2021

 

Our initial round of outbreak testing has been completed with no additional positive cases.  We will resume our normal visitation plans beginning Thursday, July 22ndPlease refer back to the update from July 16th for our most current visitation plans.  We’d like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that although things have been much better in regards to Covid-19 in our community, we encourage you to keep doing the right things to keep yourselves and our Residents safe.

 

Also, in an effort to communicate sudden changes more effectively, we will now offer you the opportunity to opt in to receiving email notifications when significant changes are made to our visitation hours or COVID updates.  This is in addition to our posts on the website.  To participate, send an email to the address below.  Please include the name of the resident in your email so we can better keep track of who receives this information.  You will be updated by email as needed. 

 

hr@sminursingandrehab.com

Thank you,

Nathan C. Arnn, Administrator

 

We are happy to report that we have no new Covid-19 cases with our Residents or Staff this week.  

Thank you,

Nathan C. Arnn

-Updated 7/22/2021

 

 

7/19/2021 Update

Due to a positive Covid test with one of our Residents, we will be temporarily canceling all visitation within our facility.  Visitation may resume once we have completed a full round of testing of all Residents and staff and identified that there are no other positive cases.  Please check back periodically for further updates.  Thank you for your cooperation.

-Administration

 

July 16, 2021

Re: Visitation Update

Beginning the week of July 19th, 2021, we will continue to expand our open visitation days to allow visits each day of the week (Monday-Friday).  We will no longer be restricting visitations at any time but do request that if you choose to visit outside our open visitation time frame, that you let us know ahead of time so that we can greet you and assist you with the screening process upon entering the facility. 

Key items to remember:

- Open visitation will occur between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

- All visitors should enter and exit facility at the West Entrance. 

- We ask that all visitors go directly to and from the assigned visitation areas.

- Limit to two individuals per visit to allow for social distancing.

- We will no longer have a time limit for visits.   

- If children under the age of 16 wish to visit, we strongly encourage outdoor visits whenever possible due to increase risk of exposure. 

- Outdoor visits continue to be preferred, if and when possible.

- Federal and State authorities still require us to follow certain protocols that allow us to minimize the risk of Covid-19 transmission for our Residents, visitors, and staff, alike.  These include screening in prior to visiting, wearing mask, and social distancing, hand hygiene before and after visitation, among other things. 

While we have put these specific guidelines outlined above in place, we would still encourage you to speak with us regarding any special circumstances and we will do our best to make any reasonable accommodations (number of visitors at one time, visiting more than one Resident while in facility, etc.).  If you have any questions related to visitation or out-of-facility visits, please let us know!

Other Updates:

We will be discontinuing the Monday and Thursday drop off.  Outside personal items may be brought in during visits moving forward. 

Families may resume handling laundry, if desired.  Please notify your Social Worker for assistance with changes.

Serving our Senior Citizens,

 

Nathan C. Arnn,   Administrator

 

We are happy to report that we have no new Covid-19 cases with our Residents or Staff this week.  

Thank you,

Nathan C. Arnn

-Updated 7/15/2021

 

We are happy to report that we have no new Covid-19 cases with our Residents or Staff this week.  

Thank you,

Nathan C. Arnn

-Updated 7/8/2021

 

July 1, 2021

To the Residents, families, and friends of SMI,

We are pleased to announce that we feel comfortable taking the next step in our visitation process!

Beginning the week of July 5th, 2021, we will begin allowing open visitation throughout the day every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and FridayPlease note, all other visits for the week, including Mondays, weekdays after normal open visitation hours, and weekend visits, can be arranged through our Activity Department.  If a special request arises after normal office hours (8:00a.m. to 5:00 M-F), please speak with the Nursing Supervisor on duty for further assistance. 

Here are some key items to remember:

- Open visitation will occur between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

- All visitors should enter and exit facility at the West Entrance.  We ask that all visitors go directly to and from the assigned visitation areas and refrain from visiting with other Residents or staff.

- Limit to two individuals per visit.

- In order to allow as many Residents to safely receive visitors on these days as possible, we ask that visits be limited to around 30 minutes. 

- Outdoor visits are still encouraged, if possible.

-We are still required to follow certain safety procedures laid out by our Federal and State authorities to minimize the risk of Covid-19 transmission for our Residents, visitors, and staff, alike.  These include screening in prior to visiting, wearing mask, and social distancing, among other things. 

Moving forward, we will continue to make every effort to improve our procedures and provide both safe and flexible visitation.    While we have put these specific guidelines outlined above in place, we would still encourage you to speak with us regarding any special circumstances and we will do our best to make any reasonable accommodations.  We realize that the open visit times are not always convenient for all of our families and friends, so we invite those individuals to reach out to our Activity Team in order to make alternate arrangements to visit.  If you have any questions related to visitation or out-of-facility visits, please let us know!

Serving our Senior Citizens,

 

Nathan C. Arnn, Administrator

 

 

We are happy to report that we have no new Covid-19 cases with our Residents or Staff this week.   We will also have our nonscheduled visitation tomorrow (Friday, July 2nd) between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.  

Thank you,

Nathan C. Arnn

-Updated 7/1/2021